- pertaining to the iamb.
- consisting of or employing an iamb or iambs.
- an iamb.
- Usually iambics. a verse or poem consisting of iambs.
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Max Fish and Snow are wed by more than their iambic assonance.
The lovers speak entirely in iambic pentameter, which works much better than it should.
The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
There are four feet in each verse; so the poem is written in iambic tetrameter.
In this stanza the prevailing foot is iambic, but the first foot is trochaic.
It is contemplative and poised, and is frequently blended with other feet, especially with iambic, to express deliberation.
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.